Monday, December 28, 2009

A Scotch Cocktail #1

Discussing (via e-mail) Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, with my good pal (and fellow booze blogger) Chip (his review here . . ), i was encouraged to mix up a cocktail with said nectar. It was so easy to mix i came up with 3 and a 'Snifter' drink... So, in installments, here is the first:

Quinta Cheri Amour

2 1/4 Oz Quinta Ruban
1/2 Oz Cherry Herring
1/4 Oz Gran Gala
Stir w/ cracked ice until chilled, Strain into Cocktail Glass
Express the oils of a flamed orange zest
Garnish with rolled zest and a cherry
*opt* add dash of Peychauds Bitters

The name, in all of its glory, is straight out of the mind of Chip, so i can't give any details on it (tho i find it wonderfully hilarious...). The drink is tasty. i tried it again with Lismore 100 proof and it still was very good, so don't be afraid of using a less expensive Scotch (but go ahead and splurge-- why not?). The "Quinta" in the name would then apply to the the draft, or a conscription of sorts (quinta, in Spanish), thus implying that the name is saying "come here my gorgeous lover" or something like that..